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White must show some political savvy in lion’s den after holding gun to GPs’ heads

Posted in Articles by saraburke on April 26, 2014

Here is my analysis from Irish Independent on 26 April 2014 on Alex White and free GP care

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Stand-off on free GP care

Posted in Articles, Blog by saraburke on March 7, 2014

Doctors move to ensure the Minister’s primary care ‘Trojan horse’ falls at the first fence, see here my column from the Medical Independent from 6 March 2014 (more…)

Consultants excluded from 15% voluntary pay cut….

Posted in Blog by saraburke on June 25, 2011

It was reported in the Irish Times (24 June 2011) that hospital consultants and or their representative bodies lobbied the minister for health, James Reilly, so as not to be included in the 15% voluntary pay waiver announced by Minister of Public Expenditure and Reform on Wednesday last (22 June 2011). This was refuted by both a spokesperson for the Minister of Health and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (known as PER). So why are consultants excluded and who earns what in the public health system?

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Consultants: dissatisfied with cut backs

Posted in Blog by saraburke on April 8, 2011

Figures from an unpublished survey carried out by the Irish Medical Organisation show that over ¼ of consultants are thinking of leaving the public health system, that many of them are upset about cuts to services and their own pay.  (more…)

Health hustings on 17 February and update on parties’ health policies

Posted in Blog by saraburke on February 19, 2011

Listen here for my Drivetime radio slot on health hustings and anything new the parties had to say on health